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First, allow me to share a story, uh, shared by frequent commenter, Travis Hafner. The Pronk One:

So, do we think Harrison Bader is into Pikachu or Mankey? Polyps? More like Poliwag or Poliwhirl! “Do you mind if I call you Jigglypuff?” That’s Harrison Bader talking to Yadier Molina. Harrison Bader looks at a fruit basket and is like, “Does anyone want this Flapple or can I have it?” Is this all gibberish or am I actually saying real words or am I reading aloud while I edit a Pokemonpedia? Who’s to say! In that fantastic story from Travis Hafner that I want to make all about Pokemon is a little tidbit about how Bader had polyps in his nose which hurt his equilibrium and his hitting. Reminds me of the time I had collagen sucked out of my face because my card was declined and now they say I got po’ lips. Sad for me, but positive for Bader, because he had surgery and it’s fixed. That could legitimately help him take his game to the next level. He’s been hitting this week, and I would absolutely grab him. Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

William Contreras – I had a Ralph Wiggum moment on this week’s podcast when I say to Podcaster Geoff something like, “Ralph–I mean, Geoffrey, I mean Geoff– William Contreras is supposed to be good offensively, right?” And when he answers you can almost hear my heart break in two. So, Geoff doesn’t like him, and, honestly, I don’t really either but he should be the Braves’ catcher — along with Alex Jackson — so if you need a fill-in with maybe/possibly/who knows upside, go for Contreras.

Daulton Varsho – After my 14,000th catcher question, I’ve obviously taken a different tact this week. Catchers who are really only deep league flyers. Enjoy, suckas!

Brandon Belt – Find a hotter hitter, I’ll wait (I won’t wait).

Pavin Smith – I almost listed Daniel Vogelbach, then I did a jolly laugh like Vogelbach might do with my belly jiggling and I tickled myself and the rest is behind a paywall. Any hoo! Vogelbach’s got some power, but he’s really nothing but a batty call outside of very deep leagues. Pavin Smith is potentially a guy for the shallowest of leagues. I’m still not 100% sold on his power, but it might be closer to 20+ vs. 15+ that I previously feared.

David Bote – With Nico Hoerner out due to clobbering Ian Happ and getting sympathy pains, Bote’s back. And if you pick up Bote and drop him repeatedly on your fantasy team, you can tell people you’re twerking. Then when they say, “I have a question mark above my head,” you can say, “Bote…Beau-tay…Beau-tay…picking up and dropping, I’m twerking. C’mon.”

Josh Rojas – Member for a while he was going by Joshua and when he was by a tree, someone said, “Not U2!” and he immediately shortened it to Josh to avoid confusion? Maybe that didn’t happen and it was a fever dream. Any hoo! Rojas excites me mucho with his speed and a little power, but he needs to play.

Jon Berti – Yes, I will continue to recommend Berti. No, he hasn’t done anything to warrant it.

Leury Garcia – With Lou Bob going down and…struggling…to…type…crying again…*sobs wildly, honks nose*…Okay, I’m good. Leury Garcia is mostly an AL-Only or deeper mixed grab, but if he’s running, well, yeah, it’s mostly a deeper league play.

Luis Urias – I usually go off of our 7-day Player Rater — yes, we have one of those too — and look to see who’s been hot. Shortstops didn’t offer a ton of options. Nico Hoerner was our great shortstop pickup but now he’s gone, due to running over Happ. Oh, and it’s Hoerner’s forearm, because he kneed Happ in the chest. Help this make sense!

Tyler O’Neill – This is one of those where ESPN says he’s rostered in less than 50% of leagues, and it just can’t be. There’s no way. It’s Trevor Story, Kris Bryant and Tyler O’Neill in the last week as the top bats. Tyler O’Neill is outproducing Lord Byron Buxton.

Adolis Garcia – Y’all a bunch of Robert De Niros in Awakenings you are so slow to react. I told you to grab Adolis three weeks ago! Let’s go! Snap out of it, then snap to it! Even if I told you Rafael Dolis, I’d expect at least 30% of you to tell Siri, “Grab a Dolis,” and have Garcia on your teams.

Khalil Lee – Just went over him this morning, use your scrolly finger to find it.

Josh Naylor – I need to make a list of all the guys I like more than I should and all the players I like less than I should, then have a middle column of the guys I like exactly the right amount with just Acuña’s name. Any hoo! Naylor’s in the left column, the guys I like more than I should. The potential 60-grade hit tool, the…well…Not much else. I wish he had a bit more power to go with a .290-ish potential average, but alas.

Mike Tauchman – Has been hitting, leading off on occasion and playing every day. Plus, if you grab him, you can sing, “You got the Tauchman.”

Hunter Dozier – The French idiom for a hunter who falls asleep and is carried away on a deer’s back is a Hunter Dozier. Just a bit of a trivia for you. Also, I just dropped Dozier this week so he’s going off. Now I have Travis Shaw on my team, and I feel like the one resident of Ding Dong City.

Jarred Kelenic – Also, Jarren Duran, Nate Pearson, MacKenzie Gore and Logan Gilbert. Yes, that order. You’re welcome for actual actionable fantasy advice.

Carlos Martinez – This is a Streamonator call, like the call it makes to the pet store.

Trevor Williams – This is also a Streamonator call. “Was wondering if you had any parrots that had an interest in art deco design. I’d love to chat.” Streamonator so lonely!

Jose AlvaradoHector Neris is the closer in Philly. Or is he?! Damn, that reversal question literally made me pee a little. “Sorry,” replied Mr. Reversal Question, “OR AM I?!” Damn it! Neris is likely the closer, but Alvarado is just better. (And so is Coonrod.)

Mychal GivensDaniel Bard looks like late-era Shakespeare, think from Henry VIII to the 1950’s sitcom, Daddy Doth Thee Dishes.

Jake Diekman – I was told bullpens would calm down. By who? A voice in my head. A stupid voice!

Peter Fairbanks – Rack focus! Smash zoom! The camera picks up Peter Fairbanks on the staircase for his entrance. “I’m ready for my closer opp.” Jeffrey Springs and Ryan Thompson have no idea why Peter Fairbanks only appears in black & white film, but they could get Rays’ saves too. My gut says by the time we figure out who has replaced Diego Castillo it will be Diego Castillo returning.

Tyler Rogers – At the top of his lungs, “The 9th inning is Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and that was Fred Rogers’s last words. RIP. Also, Tyler Rogers should see San Fran saves.

Lucas Sims – Do you see what socialism does, kids? The Reds have decided to let everyone close and no one’s closing. I hope you’re all happy.

SELL

Yermin Mercedes – Think about squeezing an orange of all its juice. Okay, now think about the very end before you throw the orange away, and look at that orange. Nothing left? That’s what you want from a player’s value before trading them away. You don’t want to see an empty orange, then hand it to a hungry man, and watch as they take out a tiny Hoover Dam souvenir spoon and enjoy themselves more orange. You ain’t trying to get anyone else oranger than you. You need to be the orangest. You can call this my Pulp Fiction. So, that brings me to Mercedes. I think his orange is getting near-dry. You don’t want to get stuck holding a guy who seemed like a breakout only to see him crash back to earth like he’s Dodi Fayed Mercedes. I wouldn’t sell him for a handful of Nivea body lotion, but I would look at our Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer and explore options.

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Trade offer in the ol’ H2H (14 teams, OBP and QS). Give Ryu and get Arozarena.

Existing starters are Lynn, Means, Eovaldi, Urias, Kikuchi and L Garcia. My OF slot where Arozarena would go would normally be manned by Bellinger/Santander – currently I’m using Dozier there, or some schmo off the wire.

The Razz trade machine gives it to Randy by $2.60.

I’m inclined to accept – thoughts?

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Paddack dropped; he worth burning my #1 waiver priority on or is there something wrong with him?

Only went 3IP today

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

I’d leave him alone.

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Wong is so hot and cold. Would you drop him for any of the following? Points league

Segura
Polanco
Dylan Moore
Belt
Bader
Willie Calhoun

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  eballs
1 year ago

Bader or Willie. Depends on what positions you need and stats.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

whelp – IKF is just mocking me for dropping him and now he faces me next week. Everyone who owns him – get him in your lineups cause it’s about to be IKF to the moon

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

It’s gonna be Carson Kelly v. IKF – hopefully that buy/sell works in my favor!

No Bueno
No Bueno
1 year ago

Either Lourdes Gurriel or Swanson worth a #1 waiver claim? If so which is the preferred pickup? 12 team keeper league with no MI or CI and 2 UTIL slots. Thanks

2B : Edman, Hampson
SS : Trea, Bregman (and Edman and Hampson)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Just dropping in to thank you for beating the Adolis drum so early in the season. Snagged him for a buck in my keepers and he’s been a godsend. Here’s to that upside scenario you mentioned being realized!

While we’re at it, I think I owe you thanks for Nate Lowe too. If I remember you had a “this could be good Goldy 2.0” rookie post from a few years ago when he was on the rays.

larry womack
larry womack
1 year ago

Would you take Eddie Rosario for Freddy Peralta?

Thank you

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Alzolay @ CLE or Luis Garcia vs LAA?

Also need one

Neris
Alvarado
Kittredge
Givens
Graveman
Sims

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Acuña is a superhero. I can’t believe he’s playing today. Fortunately I didn’t need him (up 11-0-1) but man. I figured if he missed a week I’d be lucky.

Corey
Corey
1 year ago

Pick up Adolis Garcia or CJ Cron?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Corey
1 year ago

I have both, but I’d rather have Garcia for the speed/power.

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

They intentionally walked Bader in the 8 hole twice to get to the pitcher.I hope this doesn’t become a thing.It looks like out of 950 Abs he’s got 100ABs batting 1st or 2nd,the bulk of the rest are at 7 or8.

He’s got a rough week ahead with the Brewers and Padres.Maybe nobody hitting 1-7 gets on so they have to pitch to him.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Looks like he’s gonna miss Snell,Yu and maybe Burnes if he doesn’t go Thursday.

The Cards announcers kept saying how calm he looks at the plate.I’ve only seen him a few times,he seems like young Javy with the raw energy.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

Hendricks is trash. Should have dumped him long ago.
So much for the safe ratios haha.

Smitty
1 year ago

Traded for Lourdes, thinkin he’ll step up. Grabbed Treinen off waivers. Somewhat overdue changing of the guard, Kenley hasn’t had his best stuff for awhile now. No doubt he will still get some save opps, but Treinen looks ready to run with the role if given the chance. Meanwhile, surprised (some not so surprised) with so many studs underperforming and/or hurt early on: Betts, Lindor, Tatis will be fine. Belly, Yelich, Eloy, Mondy, Springer, both Martes, LouBob, Framber, Carrasco, Strasburg, Buxton, Lamet, Voit, Hiura, on and on. Pretty amazing, but it’s early still right? Happy Mother’s Day, if to all fortunate enough to still have Mom here give her lots of love! Thanks for all you do brother-man

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Smitty
1 year ago

Lourdes just got dropped for the 3x in my league

John Lettiere
John Lettiere
1 year ago

drop Bundy to stream T walker vs Balt tuesday? 10 team league

sp

gausman
p lopez
mccullers
a wood
bundy

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

O/U on run support for DeGrom today?

1.5

Go!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I’m pretty sure he got hurt because they had more than two runs of offense. He didn’t know what to do so he got confused and strained his lat.

martinrostoker
martinrostoker
1 year ago

Good Morning,

I Have Matthew Boyd on my team. His $ value is 6.6. Yahoo $/Pt is 2.1. He is pitching at home against the Twins Maeda. Would you use him or put him on the bench? Also would appreciate your thoughts on your decision?

Thank you!

Fleeced
Fleeced
1 year ago

Who is top 4 out of Moustakas, Biggio, McNeil,Lourdes, K. Lewis, B. lowe, Chapman?

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey you would be going nuts in my league with Lourdes getting dropped 3x already… hahaha

Trader
Trader
1 year ago

Who’s the drop?
Evoldi, Javier, Corbin?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Buy low window on Lindor is closing fast. Two multi-hit games, slam & a couple legs, manufacturing runs which his speed. The breakout is happening.

But for that 1st month, F. Lindor! Right in the 2-hole!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Romano,Alvarado, Kopech or Neris? Top 2?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Little surprised by Neris after another BS last night. I will keep him. I have him and Kopech. Thanks

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

Romano,Alvarez or Neris? THANKS

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  DonnieB
1 year ago

Sorry,Alvarado!

DonnieB
DonnieB
1 year ago

I think I need to retool a few outfield spots in a 12 team roto keeper…Can you please give me your three best in order for the ROS from this Motley Crew:
Pavin Smith
Tyler O’Neill
Joc Pederson
Trevor Larnach
Harrison Bader
Kyle Schwarber
Andrew McCutchen
Hunter Renfroe
Avisail Garcia
Aaron Hicks

Thank you and who would you drop of the 3 when Duran gets called up? You are the best in the business.

Turn Two
Turn Two
1 year ago

NL Only 5×5 keeper… I may get some answers later today if Lamet throws.. but which P do you like in the starting lineup next week??

Logan Webb – possibly 2 starts or Lamet?

I can activate Lamet this week or wait one more week to see if his arm stays attached..

bbboston
bbboston
1 year ago

Grey,

AL only league with $100 FAAB Budget. Got to replace Buxton. (Basically, I need SB most, but can’t fall behind pace on HR too much). Here’s my anticipated bid amongst 5 guys that I view basically of similar value as of present. Do you have a favorite 1-2 from this group? Also, would you recommend I bid more on a few of these players….basically, I’ve lowered bids on Garcia and Larnach mostly because I can easily see Hamilton and Dyson add big value with an injury in their repsective outfields.

o $3 Adolis Garcia
o $2 Trevor Larnach
o $1 Billy Hamilton
o $1 Jarrod Dyson
o $1 Seth Brown
o $1 Jake Cave

bbboston
bbboston
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LMAO: Believe it or not, this is a relatively savvy 12-team AL-Only league, with a weekly FAAB bid. Last week, something strange happened, a league-mate quietly released Garcia when activating Teoscar Hernandez. At the time, Garcia was an excellent replacement player with somewhat poor batting discipline. In the last week, he’s blown up. I think very few league-mates are aware he’s been released and just as importantly paid attention enough to be aware of how well he’s been playing. However, I’m sure theres 3-5 guys aware of him now. With a $100 budget and $68 left, what would you recommend I bid for him now, with this additional background?

eballs
eballs
1 year ago

Rough day at the office for Bundy. I assume we are still holding? Also, Sanchez or McCann? Points league

captain obvious
captain obvious
Reply to  eballs
1 year ago

Don’t mess with dirty Sanchez.

Gator
Gator
1 year ago

ROS how would you rank Plesac, Pablo Lopez & Kelenic? Thanks!

Gator
Gator
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks. Enjoy your day.

Sandman
Sandman
1 year ago

Hey Grey!

Great write up. In a 10 team saves only league I have Montero, Romano, Valdez, trivino, Taylor Rogers

I was offered Hader for Montero, Trivino, Valdez.

I was on the verge of dropping Montero because it seems like graveman has the gig. It also seems as though trivino is in a timeshare.

Do you take the Hader deal? I plan on grabbing the next closer as soon as they become available…

Some available guys are Givens, Soto, Soria, Sims- who is the immediate add if I accept?

Thanks!

JC
JC
1 year ago

Weekly checkup. 12 team h2h league. Ten hitting cats (S, D, T, HR, BB, K, Ave, SB, RBI, Runs. Saves and holds are separate pitching cats.

WW: P Corbin, J Gray, CMart, JA Happ, Trivino, Soria
DeJong, Gleyber

Kelly
Abreu. Freeman, Chapman
Trea, Albies, Lowrie
Winker, Kepler, Springer, Peralta, Benny, Avisail
Yordan
Burnes, Gausman, Plesac, Javier, Eovaldi, Heaney
C Valdez, Neris, Minter, D Williams
IL: Stras

1. Any starting pitching swaps?
2. Any SS swaps?
3. Any RP swaps?
4. Yelich owner desperately trying to dump him. Worth a flyer or does he seem done for now? Guy wants Abreu or Burnes which is not happening but Chapman?
5. I am concerned over quad issues with Springer and need an OF. What would be your example of a fair trade given the risk??

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Apparently CMart hurt his ankle Friday while standing on the dugout steps to high-five Jack Flaherty after Flaherty hit a home run.

Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Montezuma's Revenge ... right now
Reply to  VinWins
1 year ago

that’s a l.lynn injury (kidding, he never gave enough shits about anybody else such to get his fat ass up the stairs for any reason other than to go pitch (and in fact injured himself walking up said stairs before at least once)).

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Thanks for that Gausman sleeper. Reaping the benefits. Haha. Didn’t go after high end sp’s at all. Still contending in H2H. Love them SF and MIA pitchers. Hitter heavy baby!

JC
JC
1 year ago

Gleyber hit the wire. I currently have Lowrie as my third MI. Have we given up on Gleyber or take a stab?

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

McNeil with a slam and legs?!?!?!

The Great Knoche
1 year ago

They should take turns smacking Mookie in the nuts before every game.

Dancin Homer
Dancin Homer
1 year ago

Adolis with the slam and legs today & another 0-fer for Pham…

You still holding Pham and would keep him over Adolis?

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Dancin Homer
1 year ago

I’m team Adolis 4 lyfe. (Makes intricate gang sign)

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
1 year ago

Acuna drilled in the hand with a 98 mph heater. Left immediately. You can thank Coonrod for that one.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Turd Wendell
1 year ago

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (sobs uncontrollably) ooooooooooooooooooo!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Prayer octagon!!!!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

X-RAYS NEGATIVR!!!!

Pinky contusion. Woooooooooo!!!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Dozier, man. It’s tempting to drop his ass too.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He’s just been so terrible apart from that little burst the last few days. I’m usually pretty patient with my guys (to a fault, usually) but he’s really testing me.

(I was also super grumpy when I posted the original comment haha)

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

He’s just been so terrible apart from that little burst the last few days. I’m usually pretty patient with my guys (to a fault, usually) but he’s really testing me.

(I was also super grumpy when I posted the original comment haha)

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
1 year ago

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  FrankGrimes
1 year ago

That would have stung.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
1 year ago

Thanks Grey. Have a great weekend.

fletch f. fletch
fletch f. fletch
1 year ago

Would you trade Brandon Lowe for Joe Musgrove? Trade analyzer is a overwhelming yes. Obviously values change, but I valued Lowe ahead of Musgrove going into the season.

Beans
Beans
1 year ago

Grey do you ever see Luis Patino getting starts this season? If so when? Or will he just be an opener/middle relief?

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Hey man would you rather have Clase or Alex Reyes ROS in H2H? Thanks man.

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

how quick things change, huh? That BB rate scared the crap out of me and now Reyes looks like reliever of the year

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

A lot of fantasy lessons to be learned this year. 2 players I won’t soon forget in regrettable moves – IKF and Alex Reyes

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

the super rare case of somebody who’s so good that horrible BB rate he for an entire month got through it anyway. now let him start for 1.5 months or more to get his 80-100 innings they want him to get this year, please please please don’t turn into stupid ass MIL (hader) and leave his entirely great ass in bullpen going forward. not likely as STL isn’t close to stupid like MIL is on stuff like this. they know long term that the WAR of a good starter is just FAR better than the WAR of a closer no matter how good that closer is. and WAR literally means wins, somebody should tell MIL that, they’re too busy still employing a manager who seemingly benches his better hitters on purpose nearly daily when given that option.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Kelly walked the pitcher? FFS

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Joey Gallo can piss off too #thisismyfuckingoutlet

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

And Lynn is pulled an inning short of a QS with an 8-0 lead. Understandable I guess but well, shit.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

And Kelly’s gone an out short of a QS. At least I have my hitting. 4-27? Sweet!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

New idea: home team gets to pick the walk-up music for every visiting batter.

Why should the home park have to fire up opposing hitters with visitor’s music? F that. Show tunes & sad trombones & shit. Funeral dirges or 90s new wave synth prog.

Call the commissioner, stat.

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Anti-hype music! Yes!

On another note, there’s a pitcher named “A. Scrubb” and my life is now complete.

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Luis Castillo this isn’t funny anymore. Need to just keep rolling him out there right??? Regretting selling high on rodon for Castillo

Tigres
Tigres
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

Watching him tonight – no FB command and the announcers pointed out, his FB is up and his change is down, so batters not chasing the change. FB hitting 97-98 – so it seems mechanical, not physical. I’m not starting him anymore, and def not next start @Coors, until I see him get it together.

Tigres
Tigres
Reply to  Tigres
1 year ago

Also the Reds defense made two bad errors (dropped ball in OF, dropped catch in IF on possible DP), so that doesn’t help.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

Looks like it might be time to get back on the Biggio bandwagon for all those who jumped off. Bomb today, and though he got thrown out yesterday, at least he tried for a SB!

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

If Murphy is going to have a day off, then have an effing day off. Don’t come into the game late and go 0-2. Stay on the effing bench.

William Hung
William Hung
1 year ago

2 shockers with Carson Kelly today – he’s playing his 3rd game in a row & batting leadoff!

William Hung
William Hung
Reply to  William Hung
1 year ago

Also RE: Matt Chapman – I did in fact jinx him as he ended his hit streak; however, he stole a base today… He def knows I know about his sprint speed. First it was that infield hit a few days ago and now a SB today. I wonder if he’s pissed at statcast revealing how fast he is

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
1 year ago

Fun fact about Bote: it’s not pronounced like “tote”, it’s pronounced “boatee”, which isn’t really that fun, but it makes as much sense as Hoerner’s forearm injury.

VinWins
VinWins
1 year ago

Bad outing for CMart, but should have been 1 ER. The 4 runs in the 5th scored after O’Neill clanked a fly ball; ruled a hit. At least he got the win, though. And Reyes was bad again, but still got the save.

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
1 year ago

Bases loaded for Big Daddy…

SteveNZ
SteveNZ
Reply to  SteveNZ
1 year ago

And he pops out chasing a first pitch slider. My team is so depressing.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Who do you want in this trade?

Bellinger or Lindor?

Who puts up the better stats when Bellinger returns?

It’s a 5×5 redraft league.

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thx Grey.

You like Lindor better than Bellinger even AFTER he returns? It’s been almost 5 weeks. The recovery time is 4-8. He’s running today at 60%.

I own Bellinger now and wondered why the other team prefers him over Lindor even with a slow start and if I should take his offer.

No bueno
No bueno
1 year ago

Also, Maeda or Trevor Rogers ROS?

No bueno
No bueno
1 year ago

Can you rank Blackmon, Adolis Garcia and Riley ROS ? Trying to decide if Chaz Noir is a buy low. Thanks.

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Think Manoah will be called up anytime soon? Worth holding in a 14T?

Thanks

Life of Brian
Life of Brian
1 year ago

Standard mixed H2H 12team redraft. Holding onto SPs Bauer, Darvish, Lynn, Sale(IL) and RPs Kimbrel, Rodriquez, Barnes.

A. Drop 2 of following to get K. Hendricks? If yes, which 2? Cueto, Ohtani(P), Kluber, Desclafani, Maeda, RP Y. Garcia

B. Drop 1 of: Sano, DeJong, Biggio, Moustakas. 2nd choice to drop?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
1 year ago

10-Team NL-Only H2H (5×5 w/ OBP)

Would you rather roster India or Wilmer Flores for Slater?

pugs slugs
pugs slugs
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Perfect. And he’s a buck as a keeper. Thanks!

sneakycar
sneakycar
1 year ago

gonna pick up pearson. drop david peterson or wainwright?

CP
CP
1 year ago

Brian Anderson or Avisail Garcia ROS?

Also, would you start Lauer @ MIA tomorrow in a 10 team nl only?

Thanks!

Steve
Steve
1 year ago

Do you trust Castillo today away at Cleveland in a 12 team mixed league?

Thanks!

Perfect Game
Perfect Game
1 year ago

Standard roto using QS instead of W.

Who do you like ROS for counting stats and ratios – Means or Alcantara? Both pitch in hitters divisions

mlbeastmode
mlbeastmode
1 year ago

still trying to figure out my catching situation since d’arnaud went down.

any thoughts on ros ranks for these fellas?

Garver, Murphy, Varsho, W.Contreras, Nunez?

thanks!

mlbeastmode
mlbeastmode
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks!

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
1 year ago

Is there a name for when you torpedo trade offers with your buy/sell article? Should be one

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Ummm…“Was set to trade Mercedes until Grey ‘stockblocked’ me with his article Friday and now no one is interested in him.”

All I got this lovely Saturday afternoon

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah oof, that was inevitable.

My dynasty team had Rendon, Nimmo, and Springer go on IL the same day Sano and Ryu came off ha. Insane

frankgrimes
frankgrimes
1 year ago

Snell… ugh.

Cohen
Cohen
1 year ago

Better stream for tomorrow?
Dunning vs Mariners or
Irvin vs Rays
Both at home

No Bueno
No Bueno
1 year ago

Do I have these guys ranked properly ROS? Need a 2B (Gurriel has it on Y!) Thanks!

Lourdes, Edman, Hampson

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

Santander or Kepler ROS

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

11 team daily moves league 6×6 with QS instead of wins and a category for holds.

Current roster: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Trevor Rogers, Means, Mahle, Plesac, Civale, Cease, Clase, Reyes, Victor Rodriguez, Luzardo on the IL.

Thinking of offering Civale in a trade. Would you prioritize Snell or Raisel Iglesias Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Would you rather smell or teoscar Hernandez? Current outfield is acuna O’Neill senzel Lewis Reynolds.

Monty Crisco
Monty Crisco
Reply to  Brett
1 year ago

6×6 16 team H2H w OPS
Lost Hiura at 2b and have Sixto in the NA. Don’t want to drop either.
My B. Reynolds for J. Segura passable?
Available 2b types are M. Duffy C. Hernandez H-S Kim.
-Thanks

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey, Here’s my whole team. Moving Civale would you prioritize Snell or Teoscar Hernandez?

Hitters: Mercedes, Vlad, Segura, Tatis, Machado, Lindor, Alonso, Acuna, lewis, Senzel, Reynolds, O’Neill, Baez, Bellinger on the

Pitchers: Bieber, Lynn, Castillo, Trevor Rogers, Means, Mahle, Plesac, Civale, Cease, Clase, Reyes, Victor Gonzalez, Luzardo on the IL.

Brett
Brett
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks Grey, I can see him countering with Walsh. Would you also prefer Walsh over snell?

ellis
ellis
1 year ago

My Castellanos for Bieber?

Hyun-Jin & Juice
Hyun-Jin & Juice
1 year ago

12 team, 5×5 roto

I’m in need of sbs and searching for potential trades. What do you think about:

His Treat for my Bogaerts + Means

My current staff: Woodruff, Ryu, Gray, Means, Cease, Eovaldi, Desclafani

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

O’Neill or Bader? Thanks

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Blake Snell in a QS league instead of wins. Where do you think he falls top 20 pitcher? 25? 30? Dude can’t go 6 innings. Would you try to buy low or are you concerned?

The Talented Mr. Dope Man
The Talented Mr. Dope Man
1 year ago

Grey – Larnach just called up – you ready to drop Akil Baddoo in a 12 tm AL only?

Seems like the league has figured him out…

Other option would be Amed Rosario

also – WTF Cavan Biggio!!!

Brett
Brett
1 year ago

Walsh or Teoscar hernandez?

David
David
1 year ago

You’re hilarious, been reading you for years.

1st time caller, long time listener.

Charlie Morton? Time to let go?

Ynoa is available, so are Kopech, Hendricks, Plesac, McCullers, Manaea, Bundy, K Gibson, … small league.

If yes, which one of those would you pick up?

everywhereblair
Reply to  David
1 year ago

Thanks for the first time comment David! Hope to see more of you soon!

David
David
Reply to  everywhereblair
1 year ago

Thnx!

David
David
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thnx!

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
1 year ago

this first part is impressive, 10 team h2h NL only 5/7 of the week done my ERA/WHIP is 2.16/.88, QS 4, holds 4, saves 0 (only kimbrel for saves here), 49 K’s in 50 innings, these:
SP: miley, desclafani, gausman (today), wood, gallen, eflin, brubaker, s.gray
RP (max 4): kimbrel, chafin, t.may, d-will (hasn’t pitched this week, MIL no late inning leads, possibly no leads after starter went out for all i know, likely he gets some work today or tomorrow)

after tooting my horn there, i also in a 20 team dynasty had to drop a SP to play ryu, it was miley’s start missed (i did get ticker shocked on morton who i kept, at least no earned in that, think we found somebody that hates baseball’s b.s. “strikeout but not an out” rule more than me on him)

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

matchup week almost over and this is probably best ratios i’ve had in this league ever, unless one of my bullpen guys has a blowup (all 4 were great yesterday). outside of bullpen appearances left today (d-will just went):
61 innings, 61 K’s, 2 saves, 4 holds, 5 QS, 1.92/.84

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
1 year ago

So you’re dumping on my boy Flaherty, and he goes out and throws 7 shutout innings, allowed three hits, a walk and struck out six. I’m gunna hang on to him.

About Khalil Lee, I’ve seen him multiple times in the minors. He’s awful. You would not recommend this guy if you have seen him play in person. He can’t hit, which is kind of what you alluded to when you noted his hitting coach must be Billy Hamilton lol

Finally, Yermin Mercedes. Yeah, I agree. You’re on the money here. He’s an orange that’s had the juice squeezed out of it. Hate to see it end this way. But I think we all knew it was coming. Sorta like that Baddoo guy. What was his name? Oh yeah, it was Khalil. I guess there’s two Khalil’s that can’t hit.

I’m going to hold Yermin a little while longer because I’ve got nothing better to do. Something about that interleague series with Cincy and him riding the pine just felt like we’d reached the end of the story here.

VinWins
VinWins
Reply to  Harley Earl
1 year ago

Akil